I occasionally do reviews for Educational Insights because they are always adding cool new educational games to their offerings and I can’t resist! The latest game that caught my eye is called Grandma’s Trunk Alphabet Game. I was immediately interested in it because my four year old son is working on his letter sounds and putting words together and I thought it might be especially good for him. Plus I liked that it is 5 games in 1!
Grandma’s Trunk Alphabet Game Review:
Grandma’s Trunk Alphabet Game comes with a cute cardboard trunk, which I love for storing the contents neatly, 26 alphabet picture cards, 26 alphabet riddle cards, and game guide. There are five suggested games.
1. What Comes Next? Take turns placing the letter cards in the trunk in alphabetical order. My four year old was into this game and when we tried to race each other to find the next letter (I went easy on him.)
2. Memory Time. Take turns repeating the sequence of cards already in the trunk, then adding one of your own and challenging other players to remember them all, in order. This is great for building memory skills and my 6 year old daughter liked this game a lot.
3. Grandma’s Riddles. Deal the cards, then read a riddle and race to see who has the letter card that answers it! Both of my kids love this game and it is great for their reasoning skills.
4. Letter Sequence Memory. Deal the cards and take turns putting them in the trunk in alphabetical order, repeating the items already in the trunk and challenging other players to remember them all, in alphabetical order. My six year old liked challenging me on this game. She has a great memory!
5. Grandma’s Adventures. Place the letter cards in the trunk and take turns pulling them out to create a cooperative story: “Once upon a time grandma went for a walk. She lot her hat.” Some silly stories can result and there was lots of giggling on this round from my 4 year old, 6 year old, and myself. I love listening to how creative they are when they tell stories. My heart bursts with pride!
The recommended age is Grades K+. While, some of the 5 games that Grandma’s Trunk suggests may be only appropriate for K+, I think this game is great for 4+. My son is 4 and he loves it! The only thing I would caution you about Grandma’s Trunk is that it doesn’t seem to be that great for self play. My kids really like it best when I am involved and helping direct the play. But that just means that it provides a great way for us all to interact and have fun together and it is educational for my kids at the same time. It is enjoyable for me to because I love seeing what they come up with. With 5 ways to play Grandma’s Trunk, this handy trunk will provide all sorts of entertainment for the family!
Grandma’s Trunk Alphabet Game Giveaway:
One lucky reader will receive one Grandma’s Trunk Alphabet Game. With 5 ways to play, kids will practice letter names and sounds, build memory skills, create stories, and even play fun riddle games!
I was provided with alphabet game in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation for this review and the opinions expressed are my own.